By David Oxenford on April 23, 2014 The Supreme Court heard the oral arguments in the Aereo case yesterday, it has received all the briefs, and now we all just wait for a decision – to probably be released late in June before the Court’s summer recess. The transcript of yesterday’s oral argument has been released and is available here. It makes for interesting reading, as the questions from the Court seemed to be d
Broadcasters Online: A Legal Guide to the Cyber-Jungle Presented by: David Oxenford, IBA Washington Legal Counsel Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Thursday, May 8 1:00pm-3:00pm Central • Your station pays for a professional photographer to take head shots of you most popular DJ or news anchor for use in a mailer and in your lobby. Can you use that photo on your website? • Your station buys syndicated programming; can you
The Lowest Unit Rate (LUR) window for the June 3, 2014 Primary begins April 19. A Reminder…Lowest Unit Rate windows always open 45 days prior to a Primary or Caucus and 60 days prior to a General Election.
The FCC has issued a reminder to all TV stations that, as of July 1, they will have to upload all of their new political broadcasting documents to their online public files. Up until now, only stations affiliated with the Top 4 networks in the Top 50 markets had to put their political file online. That obligation is now extended to all TV stations. Materials created before July 1 do not need to be uploaded, but do
The Iowa Supreme Court is instituting the most sweeping changes to its rules for Expanded News Media Coverage since the program was adopted in 1979. The amended rules are designed to reflect changing communications technologies and newsgathering practices. Beginning May 1, journalists will be allowed to provide live coverage of Iowa court proceedings using such techniques as texting, Tweeting and blogging, and mobile
KCVM-FM in Cedar Falls was awarded an NAB Crystal Radio Award on Tuesday, April 8 in Las Vegas. Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service. KCCVM-FM was one of 10 winners who were chosen from 50 finalists and recipients were recognized during the NAB Show Radio Luncheon. KCVM-FM is owned by Coloff Media. Congratulations to G
Stations should have already received the attached information from the UNI Department of Communication Studies. With the financial support of the Iowa Broadcasters Association, through the IBA Foundation, UNI’s Department of Communication Studies is offering a unique 2014 summer internship program – working to place Electronic Media Industry Leadership Program students in IBA member radio and television
Both KCVM-FM, Cedar Falls and KSTZ-FM, Des Moines have been named one of 50 finalists for a 2014 NAB Crystal Radio Award recognizing excellence in community service. NAB Crystal Awards recognize stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to public service with winners to be announced during the NAB Show in April. Crystal Award finalists were chosen by a panel of judges representing broadcasting, community s